Adamson's 1969 by Nicole Burton
Apippa Publishing Company, $15.95
A young Englishman survives his first year in America during the Vietnam war, rock 'n' roll, and weed-infused era of 1969.
Adamson Henry's family suddenly returns to Europe during his last semester of
high school, and he finds himself alone in America, a very strange country. In a
prologue and twelve chapters marking the months of the year, Adamson faces
sex and dating, graduation, learning to drive, a cross-country adventure,
Woodstock, college, antiwar protests, integration, finding his passion, jail,
tragedy, and more, all while avoiding the draft. Welcome to Adamson's 1969.
Available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook.
Swimming Up The Sun by Nicole J. Burton
Apippa Publishing Company, $14.95
Adopted in Britain, playwright Nicole J. Burton always wanted to find her birth parents. After immigrating with her family to the United States, she sought the elusive characters haunting her imagination. With an appointment with one of Her Majesty's social workers and her birth mother's name in hand, she returned home. There she began a search that led to more drama than any play she could possibly conceive.
Read the first three chapters for free in PDF:
Chapter 1 (6 pages)
Chapter 2 (21 pages)
Chapter 3 (16 pages)
Memory Music (photoblog book with James Landry)
Apippa Publishing Company, $24.95
For eight years, James Landry published MusicFromTheFilm.blogspot.com, a work of over 1,000 photographs and stories narrating the human condition, excerpted as Memory Music. Using overheard conversations from Metro and city streets, and photographs of Washington, D.C., the Eastern Shore of Maryland, New York, Hawaii, Britain, Iceland, and Spain, James Landry has created a masterpiece of found art.
Explore James Landry's art at sites.google.com/site/landryjart
Flip the Script –
Adult Adoptee Anthology (contributing writer)
The An-Ya Project $13.25/$3.99
Offering a vast breadth of experiences, the authors in this volume of the AN-YA Project share real-life narratives of adoption.
The AN-YA Project began with the literary tale, An-Ya and Her Diary, followed by the An-Ya Educational Guide. The Adult Adoptee Anthology: Perpetual Child, Dismantling the Stereotype was published to inform readers about the emotional journeys of adoptees. Other anthologies include Dear Wonderful You: Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth and the Black Anthology: Adult Adoptees Claim Their Space.
Blood Chit, a novel by Grady Smith (publisher)
Apippa Publishing Company $14.95/$5.99
One firefight too many in the Nam Delta. Sergeant Chuck Paxton can't keep it together so they send him home. And that's when the real battle starts. An extraordinary novel about Vietnam.
Chosen: Living With Adoption (contributing writer)
Published by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, Chosen brings together writing and poetry by over 50 British adoptees born between 1934 and 1984. Some are established writers, others are new and emerging whilst some have never been published before. They capture a diverse range of perspectives: adoption within the extended family; late-discovery adopted adults; transracial and transnational adoption; those who have searched for birth family, and those who did not search but were found by a relative. The themes of identity and belonging, roots and searching, and acceptance and healing permeate these moving accounts.
Short Stuff: Ten- to Twenty-Minute Plays for Mature Actors (contributing writer)
(includes Starman, Wish Me Luck and The Memory Club of America)
Dramatic Publishing Company $24.95
This delightful anthology of short plays offers challenging roles for men and women over the age of 55. Short Stuff dramatizes the lives of distinctive characters such as Harriet, a 60-something dynamo who returns to college to earn her degree; Georgie and Sass who discover the power of laughter and acceptance in the face of adversity; Howard and Ellie who endure a stormy blind date arranged through a dating service; and Edwin and Phyllis whose marriage survives the existence of Edwin's diary of women who have attracted his fancy. Requiring minimal production support, these short plays were penned by Mark Steven Jensen, Douglas Hill, Claudia Allen, Earl Reimer, Irl Mowery, John Green, Jenny Laird, Nicole J. Burton, Mark Plaiss, Kent R. Brown, L.B. Hamilton, D.M. Bocaz-Larson, David Alex, Erik Ramsey, Violet Gunter, and Bob May.
2 Plays by Nicole J. Burton
Boson Books $2.99
When Hazel is sent by the school for abandoned children to Alma's hair salon, the eight-year-old gets more than a shampoo; she gets love. War breaks out and Alma's family must return to Egypt. Can Alma convince Hazel she's not abandoning her? Second place winner in the 1990 Source Theater Summer Festival.
Set in an office and featuring actors of diverse backgrounds, this short comedy turns on a play on words and pokes fun at the Freudian concept.
Touched by Adoption (contributing writer)
Green River Publishing $19.95
A collection of stories, letters, and poems about adoption by birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents, and siblings. The collection includes stories of the early Orphan Trains, closed adoptions, searches, reunions, older adoptions, single-parent adoptions, and open adoptions. Expectant parents share their fears and excitement. Seasoned adoptive parents reflect on parenthood. Adoptees and birthparents reflect on their experiences. No two contributions are alike. There are questions, discoveries, losses, insights, sorrows, and joys, all products of living life fully.